E1436: Hmong Pandau Reverse Applique, dragon/snail motif
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Art/Folk Art
fabric ➔ cloth ➔ cotton
fabric ➔ thread ➔ embroidery thread
47.9 cm L
46.5 cm W
Provenance of Object:
Likely made by Dia, given to Ken and Barbara Roots upon arrival in Decorah, IA 1976. Made in refugee camp of B.Virai.
Asian ➞ Hmong
Ca. 1976 (or earlier). Gifted upon arrival in Decorah, IA, brought with them from Thailand refugee camp.
Pandau is used for decorative use.
Made prior to arrival in Decorah, IA, while in refugee camp in Thailand. (Bon Virvai)
Description:This is a larger reverse applique pandau made from dark blue, red, white, and green cloth.
The motifs include a dragon/snail motif in the center, applique diamonds, and applique mountain border.